Second Grade – Eitenmiller
September 15, 2017
We are becoming expert coders! We are working with Recon Rovers! We have named our Rovers, programmed them to talk, and sent them on covert missions. We are having a blast!
We have completed 4 basic missions and the week following Fall Break, we will begin Advanced Technical Operations Missions. This involves writing our own codes/programs.
Coding is the new literacy. Programming is highly creative. Studying it can help to develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities, as well as equip students for a world transformed by technology.
We have lots more coding/programming to come!!!!
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September 20, 2017
Today we continued with programming our Rovers We at on Mission 4!! We are learning about patterns and have even created some repeating patterns of our own! Make sure you ask your child about repeating patterns!
Everyone wants to be happy so we are learning about The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. about the first 3
Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You’re in Charge
I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind
Have a Plan
I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3 — Put First Things First
Work First, Then Play
I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
October 17, 2017
The second graders are becoming expert coders. We are on Mission 8 with our Recon Rovers. Today they program their robots to dance. We continued our book study on The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. We have added the following habits since the last blog.
Habit 4 — Think Win-Win
Everyone Can Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Listen Before You Talk
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
October 20, 2017
Here is the link to our SMORES Newsletter!
February 9, 2018
It feels so good to be back in the classroom with the students! I miss them when I don’t see them!! We are finishing up our unit on coding/programing during the week of February 12-16. We will begin a new unit on Cubism the week after February break. Don’t forget the program that is scheduled for this coming Wednesday. Below is the letter that was sent home pertaining to it. Hope to see all of you then!
January 22, 2018
The second grade target classes has been working on coding and programming since August! The students have programmed The ReCon 6.0 Programmable Rover to navigate specified courses, deliver a treat, guard a specific space, surprise someone with a personalized message, or just dance. The students have also been working with Ozobots. These are tiny robots for programming and coding as well! They have done an amazing job with their coding and programming skills and can’t wait to show them off. Therefore, we are having a coding and programming day on February 14 at 9:00am in the media center! We hope all of you can make it and see how far they have come. Thanks so much for all your support! Hope to see you then!